Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Heart Quilt Finish

Cross a work-in-progress off the list.  Yay!  I started this little heart quilt (50" x 60") about 6 years ago (I know!). At that time, I was meeting with a wonderful group of quilt-y ladies.  Each month, one of us would choose a block for next month's raffle.  For every block you made, you received an entry into the raffle.  When it was my turn, I chose this 8" 4-patch heart block, made a couple, and then was thrilled to win them all.

I put them together, then put it away, got it out, put it away, you know how it goes.  I finally decided in January of this year, I was going to get it done.  I wasn't very good at machine quilting at the time I started it, and some of it makes me cringe now (inside the hearts).  But, I love the finished quilt.  One little problem though, some of the washable blue marker, applied a long time ago, didn't come out.  Does anyone know how to remove it? 

 I free-motion quilted a rose design in the border after drawing it out and practicing on a sample.  I've discovered I'd much rather free-style quilt than have to follow lines.  I applied and finished the binding by machine, and love how it turned out and how fast it went.  If you want to see better pictures of the border quilting and binding, check out my Instagram

Next, I'm going to get this little Posie Patch top quilted.  I think I'll do diagonal straight-line stitching across the 9-patches and outline quilt the flowers.  Should be fun!

Linking to:  Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday
                  Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday 
                  My Quilt Infatuation NTT 
                  Crazy Mom Quilts Friday Finish


  1. Stacy, this turned out so great!

  2. This really did turn out nicely. I wish I knew howcto get the blue marker out, but I don't. I just use Crayola Washable markers nowadays.

  3. You're heart quilt is so sweet! It's beautiful! And you're Posie Patch is lovely, it looks so fresh, so summery. It's going to be beautiful.

  4. Oh it turned out so cute and I love the posie patch too! I finally took 4 things to the quilters. One I had the fabric for 7 years. A week get away with friends really helped to get them finished.

  5. Your heart quilt turned out darling!

  6. This is so sweet! Everyone needs a heart quilt ;)